Host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Joe Scarborough tore into Bill and Hillary Clinton Monday morning, saying “it’s just vulgar” how they managed to turn public service into $150 million while Hillary Clinton was a Senator and Secretary of State. (VIDEO: MSNBC Hosts Hug And Kiss Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett)
CO-HOST MIKA BRZEZINSKI: It’s really questionable.
SCARBOROUGH: What do you think about what [former House Speaker Newt Gingrich] just said?
BRZEZINSKI: He made sense, he made a valid point and we have to ask questions. We need to get answers.
SCARBOROUGH: I started thinking about — because I read [Washington Post columnist] Ruth Marcus yesterday. … It was searing, and it cut through. But I started thinking after reading Ruth Marcus; OK, so since Bill Clinton left the White House and he had a senator and a secretary of state as a wife, they have figured out how to accumulate $150 million.
BRZEZINSKI: And use it for a lot of good.
SCARBOROUGH: No, no, no, I’m just talking about their personal money. They personally made $150 million off of being an ex-president and a secretary of state. They cashed in to the tune of $150 million.
BRZEZINSKI: Let me play devil’s advocate.
SCARBOROUGH: Let me finish my point, and then play devil’s advocate. … And by the way, to my Democratic friends, it’s in my best interest if I’m a Republican and I want the Republicans to win the White House for Hillary Clinton to win the nomination. Because I think if she wins the nomination, your party will lose. …
Ask yourself this question: how much — if the Clintons could make $150 million for themselves cashing in on public service over the past 12 years — and nobody’s paying them money for consulting. They’re paying them to cash in saying ‘How do I make this uranium deal work?’ ‘How do I make this deal in Kazakhstan work?’ ‘How do I make the deal in Russian work?’
Think about how much money Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton are going to make when you have an ex-president being able to leverage an actual president sitting in the White House, his wife sitting in the White House. I mean they turned this — it’s just vulgar what they have turned public service into: $150 million.